Texas School Dates:
April 23rd - April 28th
2017

InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center
15201 Dallas Parkway, Dallas Tx. 75001
Registration opens January 3 at 11PM CST.

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Hear Don Dickson’s interview about Texas School on The Photo Tellers radio show hosted by Bill Ramsey.  The conversation shines the light on one of the largest (and most fun) educational opportunities for the serious Photographer. Hear the inside story from Don, Executive Director for 19 years and counting.

Brad Barton
I just had an amazing opportunity last week to shoot a large scale commercial gig (a calendar for the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers). This came about directly because of contacts I met at Texas School – and never would have happened without those people, including one of the models, Laurie Klein, and Kay Eskridge. The education at Texas School goes way beyond just class – the networking leads to incredible opportunities as well.

Marvin Blue
2015 was my first time attending Texas School of Photography and to be honest i am a little upset with myself that I waited this long to attend.  It truly exceeded my expectations. I left Texas school and closed out 2015 booking the most weddings I could have ever booked in that short time and in the process I rediscovered my passion that had slowly faded away.  The community I found from my classmates to the friends I made has been so enriching.  Texas School has helped me go on the path to become the best version of myself and in the process made me one hell of a better photographer.  I am truly grateful and blessed for everything that Texas School has been for me and plan on attending every year.

Angela Navarette
I have been to TS the past two years and it has been the most wonderful, life changing experience for me! Not only do you learn from the BEST teachers, you learn so much from fellow classmates as well. The entire week left me feeling inspired, invigorated and motivated! I leave the school so happy that it takes me two weeks to come back to earth to let all the information soak into my head. I just can’t wait until 11pm on sign up day to press enter for my next class! Everything is taken care of for the students. Meals, awesome entertainment, social hours, and fantastic trade show put on by all the great vendors. Texas School is really more like a big family reunion. I love it so much and I’m grateful for the opportunity to attend. I’ve learned so much that it’s given me the confidence to say “I am a photographer”! That alone is priceless.

Nicki Evans Simpson
After 3 years of trying to make it to TS, I finally had the chance to attend in 2013. It’s hard to put into words how amazing the school was for me without sounding cliche’. Ever since taking Steve Kozak’s class, I’ve been in love with photography! Not only did I get educated on the technical side of photography, but I’ve been incredibly inspired and just can’t get enough of photography!

Judy Dumas
I have attended for 24 years, perfect attendance. That pretty much tells you how I value the education offered…..and there are still instructors that I need to study with!

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Gary & Kathy Meek, Instructors

Gary & Kathryn Meek

Gary Meek, M.Photog., Cr., CPP, API,A-ASP,EA-ASP
Kathryn Meek, M.Photog., Cr., CPP, API

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Welliver & Daniels, Instructors

Mitch Daniels & Billy Welliver

Billy Welliver, MEI., Cr.
Mitch Daniels, Cr. Photog.

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Melanie Anderson
"Seniors:  Extreme Bootcamp"Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
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Melanie Anderson

Cr. Photog., CPP

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John Hartman
"The Science, Art and Business of Light Painting"Level:  Intermediate to Advanced
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John Hartman

M.Photog., Cr., CPP, A-ASP, EA-ASP

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Neal Freed & Bryan Blanken
"Bring School Photography In The New Millennium"Level:  All Levels
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Neal Freed
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Steve Kozak
"The Secrets to Success When Turning Pro"Level:  Beginning
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Steve Kozak

M. Photog., CR., CPP

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